Holidaymakers seeking to rent an entire house or hoping to experience the local way of living might find Airbnb an attractive option.
If your next destination is Bali, check out these interesting listings that, according to Airbnb Picks, are the best on the island.
Where: Kuta, Bali
Price: Rp 371,698 (US$27.85, S$37) per night
Nestled within the village of Canggu and surrounded by rice fields with the famous Echo Beach only a short distance away, Villa Surya offers a charming hideaway for holidaying couples. Amenities include air conditioner, wireless internet, breakfast and a pool.
"We had a really nice stay at Morgan's [the owner's name]. The room was perfect and the area was beautiful. It was difficult to find the place but once we got there, the staff were really helpful. I wish we could have stayed longer," said Lisa from Germany on Airbnb.
Bali Beach SurfHouse
Where: Bingin Beach, Bali
Price: Rp 1,929,486
Those seeking to unwind, swim and surf can opt to stay in this eight-person establishment.
Situated right on Bingin Beach and within walking distance from the surf beaches of Padang Padang and Dreamland, facilities include a fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioner and an exterior wooden deck for sun and moon bathing.
"The location and house was amazing, great part of Bali. We were made very welcome from start to the finish of our stay. The maid Ida cooked breakfast every day, which I recommend highly.
Great house to relax and unwind and amazing views of the ocean," reviewed Shaun from Australia.
Where: Ubud, Bali
Price: Rp 1,956,100 per night
Set in a rice paddy, the loft-like antique joglo (traditional Javanese teak house) offers a convenient combination of traditional elements with modern comfort.
Approximately 25 minutes away from Ubud, the place is especially attractive to peace-seeking couples due to the area's lack of car access and absence of motorbike noise.
"Pictures don't do justice for this gorgeous home in the middle of rice fields. We had such a rejuvenating few days -- an absolutely wonderful way to begin our honeymoon," shared Sukti from the US.
Where: North Kuta, Bali
Price: Rp 1,996,020 per night
Situated around 5 minutes away from Batubelig Beach, this art-deco house has air-conditioned rooms that can accommodate up to 6 people and provides additional services such as breakfast in bed (by request), rental vehicles, airport transportation, baby sitters and a mobile phone to ease your communication needs while on the island.
"Staying at Villa Camini was a joy from start to finish. We had 3 weeks there and the minute we arrived, it felt like home. The villa is spacious, really well furnished and beautifully lit. The pool is perfect for cooling off and the garden is stunning," reviewed Jaime from the UK.
Where: Gerokgak, Bali
Price: Rp 3,526,302 per night
These thatched-roof 6-person villas are situated in the village of Pemuteran, a well-known spot for diving enthusiasts in the North-West of Bali. In addition to a private pool in the middle of tropical gardens, WiFi and a fully-equipped kitchen, it also provides a buggy that will take guests to beaches, restaurants and markets.
Remy from the US reviewed: "Jeda is gorgeous and the staff are fantastic. We'll be returning for sure. There's tons to do and explore in the surrounding area and they were extremely helpful helping us set up activities and day trips."
Where: Ubud, Bali
Price: Rp 4,074,747 per night
Ten minutes away from the cultural life of Ubud and surrounded by village rice fields, the villa is said to be sensitively designed by a resident Dutch couple using local materials and techniques.
Facilities are available for up to six guests and include a fully-equipped kitchen, WiFi, private pool, an additional 14-meter-long communal pool, breakfast, and daily cleaning service.
According to one of its recent guests: "Our stay at Summer Moon was excellent! The rental manager, Nik and the staff took extremely good care of us (having breakfast cooked for us every morning was amazing!) and they were all so friendly and welcoming."
Where: Abiansemal, Bali
Price: Rp 4,324,710 per night
Perched on the edge of the Ayung River valley in Green Village, this fascinating four-storey bamboo house can accommodate up to 9 guests with its 3 ensuite bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, dining area, plunge pool and work area on the top floor.
Other available services include private lunch and dinner catering, massage, a car with a driver and specialised bamboo-related guided tours.
Here is what Nik from the US had to say about his experience there: "This is a super unique property and experience. Absolutely stunning home and surroundings. This is definitely off the beaten path and a great way to spend some time in the middle of the island. With the open air environment, there is not a whole lot of privacy, but that didn't bother us at all!"